Sunday, March 4, 2007

A ray of light in the Arab world

Some friends at The Holocaust History Project just alerted me to the blogsite of a young man in Egypt who recently was sentenced to four years in jail for what he wrote about Islam on his blog.

That alone would be a matter of concernt to those who value free speech. But even more noteworthy is his blog itself and the people to whom it is dedicated. It's worth a visit.

[Rather than keep you in suspense, the site is dedicated to the Scholl siblings and their compatriot Christoph Probst, then the father of three children, all of whom were part of the White Rose, the group that worked against the Nazis in Munich.]

There are those who are fighting for his release.

This young man gives us all a ray of hope.

1 comment:

Skye Frontier said...

Don't get your hopes up just yet. Sadly, these voices are actively supressed in today's Arab polity.